The essential function of the position within the organization is to provide grant and alternative funding management for all City departments. The position is responsible for identifying and applying for public and private sector grants and other alternative funding sources and overseeing the funding management process throughout the project and audit. The position works under general supervision independently developing work methods and sequences.


  • Research various types of public and private sector grants available and the criteria to qualify
  • Creates and maintains any web-based portals necessary to research, apply for and manage grants. Serves as fiscal agent for projects and resolves issues related to the release of funding.
  • Compiles necessary information for the application process through collaboration with other employees, database research, and other fact-finding actions and meetings.
  • Drafts and completes grant applications according to application requirements. Ensures grant is submitted on time and within application parameters.
  • Completes all documents, forms, or reports required by the grant. Advises departments on how to gather compliance data for reporting purposes.
  • Provides technical assistance and support to all grant awardees to aid in effective and appropriate expenditures of grant monies and effective grant project management.
  • Develops and implements a systematic program to review grant-funded projects to ensure compliance with contractual agreements, internal policies and procedures, reporting purposes, and satisfactory progress toward completion of grant project objectives.
  • Coordinates the monitoring and evaluation of programs and projects that are funded by
  • Develops and maintains master files on grants and paperwork connected to programs funded by grants. Maintains a system for tracking awarded grant administrative actions.
  • Understands local, state, and federal funding sources and locates potential sources for
  • Understands private funding sources and locates potential sources for Understands grant funding policies and procedures and applicable local, state, and federal regulations.
  • Interprets financial data and prepares budgets and financial grant reports. Assists with the preparation of the City's annual budget and Annual Comprehensive Financial Report related to grant activity.
  • Prepares the annual Schedule of Expenditures of Federal Awards and State Financial Assistance reports and works with the auditor throughout the Single Audit process.


Requires Bachelor’s degree in related field. Three years of experience in grant writing and management experience highly preferred. Requires commitment to continuing professional education. Requires valid Tennessee Driver’s License. At least three years of experience in grant writing and management experience highly preferred. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and possess the ability to learn various grant submission software systems.

SALARY RANGE: $57,337- $63,214

Please submit application and/or resume in an envelope marked “Grant Specialist” to City of Sevierville, Att: Human Resources,

P.O. Box 5500, Sevierville, TN 37864-5500. Applications can be completed at Resumes may be sent by fax to 865-453-5518 or e-mailed to

The City of Sevierville is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex or handicap in its programs or activities pursuant to Public Law 93-112 or 101-336. The City of Sevierville does not discriminate based on race, color or national origin in federal or state sponsored programs, pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. 2000d.)

The City is a Drug-Free Workplace, and all applicants are subject to a background check, driving history check, and drug testing in accordance with City policy